Come June, the season of light reading arrives with the promise of filling lazy afternoons freed from school work or, for adults who can't manage a vacation, escape in the form of relaxing books. Summer reading means something different for each of us—unwinding with a frothy romance, channeling the weather's warmth to face a horror or a thriller, or finally make time for that 1,400 page classic that always goes unfinished. But this summer is different; it's one we have hardly experienced as we try to lock ourselves away from a contagious virus. And so it calls for some good ol' and healthy nostalgia. We asked some of our contributors what books they associate with the Bengali summer we are missing out on this year. Their answers took us down labyrinths of memory lanes. We hope you'll enjoy this 'summer issue' of Daily Star Books.
Sarah Anjum Bari
In-Charge, Daily Star Books